DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Lim, Wee Hun Stephen
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Lim, Wee Hun Stephen

Senior Lecturer

SEP and NG Programme Coordinator

Deputy Chair, Alumni Relations and Fundraising

Ph.D. (NUS), B.Soc.Sci. (Hons.) (NUS), DipABRSM (UK), ATCL (UK), TGYMF (Japan)

I obtained the Ph.D. degree in 2010, and visited the Department of Neuroscience and Behavioral Disorders at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School as a Research Fellow before returning to the Department of Psychology at the NUS. In terms of basic research, I am mainly interested in issues of visual and auditory cognition but have, through pursuing to understand why we see objects and hear music the way we do, developed a particular curiosity for human evolutionary psychology. In terms of pedagogical research, I currently examine the efficacy of innovative pedagogical and assessment methods in hope to discover ways of promoting critical thinking and lifelong learning.

Research Interests:
  • Music perception and cognition
  • Visual perception and cognition
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Pedagogical methods
Recent/ Representative Publications:
  • Lim, S. W. H., & Goh, W. D. (2012).
    Variability and recognition memory: Are there analogous indexical effects in music and speech?
    Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 24, 602-616.
  • Chan, D. S., Chan, S., Lau, Y., Leow, Y. L., & Lim, S. W. H. (2011).
    Effects of harmonic structure on phonological priming in vocal music.
    In B. Kokinov, A. Karmiloff-Smith, & N. J. Nersessian (Eds.), European Perspectives on Cognitive Science. Sofia: New Bulgarian University Press.
    [EuroCogSci 2011 Best Student Paper Award]
  • Lim, S. W. H., & Chua, F. K. (2008).
    Object substitution masking: When does mask preview work?
    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 34, 1108-1115.